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For Organics Analyses

The instruments below are capable of detecting and quantifying various volatile and non-volatile organic compounds extracted from various environmental matrices including water, sediment, biological tissues or air sampling sorbents.

High-Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC)

Model: Agilent _________

Detectors Available: UV-VIS, Fluorescence, Refractive Index

Columns: various normal phase and reverse phase columns available for use


Gas Chromatograph (GC)

Model: Agilent ________

Detectors Available: Electron Capture (ECD), Flame Ionization Detector (FID)

Columns:  various


Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GCMS) (limited availability)

Model: Agilent ________

Source: Electron Ionization (EI) and Chemical Ionization (Methane) (CI)


For Metals Analyses:

We have the capabilities of extracting and quantifying various metals from environmental samples at a wide range of concentrations using the following instrumentation:

Microwave Digestion

Used to extract metals from sediment samples

Model: Mars 5


Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

Model: Shimadzu ___________

Atomizers: Flame and Electrothermal


Induced Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer (ICPMS)

Model: Agilent 7900


For Nutrient Analyses:

We have the capabilities of performing nutrient analyses in drinking water, wastewater, soil and sediment including: Nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, chlorides, sulfates, total phosphorus, phosphates, and others.

Nutrient Analizer

Model: SmartChem


Compound Characterization

These spectrometers are commonly used to aid in compound characterization:

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR)

Model: Perkin Elmer


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Model: ________


Ultra Violet-Visible Spectrometer (UV-Vis)

Model: ________


Particle Size Analyzer

This instrument is able to determine the distribution of sizes in a sample of solid or liquid particulate material, this system has primarily been used for sediment and soil samples.

Model: ________


Poster Printing

Plotter Printer 

Can print research size (34 x 42 in) or classroom size (29 x 34 in)



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